Named The Most Beautiful Small Town In Kentucky, Take A Closer Look At Grand Rivers

Kentucky is a beautiful state made up of countless scenic towns and cities. To name the most beautiful of these places is like naming a favorite child, but that doesn’t mean others don’t try to do it. The magazine House Beautiful recently gave its input and named Grand Rivers the most beautiful town in Kentucky. It’s impossible to deny the beauty of this lakefront town that offers waterfront views, a charming lighthouse, excellent restaurants, beautiful overnight accommodations, and so much more. Let’s take a closer look at Grand Rivers, one of the most charming small towns in Kentucky:

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When you think of the most beautiful small towns in Kentucky, Grand Rivers definitely comes to mind. This waterfront small town in Kentucky has so much to offer and its beauty is truly one of its best features. Do you agree with this choice for *the* most beautiful small town in Kentucky? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below! And be sure to plan your own visit to this waterfront small town in Kentucky by visiting the Grand Rivers website.

Of course, when you make it to Grand Rivers, stop by this lovely waterfront restaurant for a memorable meal.

Address: Grand Rivers, KY 42045, USA
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July 15, 2021

What are some of the most beautiful small towns in Kentucky?

Grand Rivers may have been named Kentucky’s *most* beautiful small town, but the Bluegrass State really is home to the most winsome small towns in the country (in our very humble opinion, of course…) Bardstown definitely ranks at the list; named one of the best small towns in America, Bardstown boasts acclaimed Kentucky distilleries, historic sites and museums, amazing shopping and dining, charming horse-drawn carriage rides, railroad excursions, and loads of scenic beauty.

What can I do in Grand Rivers, Kentucky?

Grand Rivers really does offer a perfect slide of Kentucky lake life, and is an oasis for outdoor enthusiasts. For starters, this little town of less than 400 residents is bordered by Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, which both provide glorious opportunities for fishing, boating and relaxing. You can even spend a weekend at the marina at Green Turtle Bay Resort. You can rent a variety of boats from the marina, grab a bite to eat, book a stay at one of their waterfront condos, and watch the sun go down in this idyllic area of our state. Plan your visit now through the marina’s website here. It’s a beautiful resort getaway right in Kentucky!

Where are some places to enjoy lakefront dining in Kentucky?

There’s nothing quite as magical as dining on the water. Many of Kentucky’s larger lakes have marinas and resorts that include incredible restaurants, and some of our wonderful state parks have eateries right on a lake. Even if you are not staying at these places, you can still visit the restaurants! So if you enjoy dining with a waterfront view, you simply must visit these eight lakeside restaurants in Kentucky, especially during the warmer months. In Grand Rivers, Dockers Bayside Grille and Thirsty Turtle Tavern are must-visit spots; Ralph’s Harborview Bar & Grill, located at Moors Resort & Marina on Kentucky Lake, is another stellar *and* scenic place to catch a bite; and over on Lake Barkley, Buzzard Rock Marina Resort is home to its own lakefront cafe that has some of the best views in the state.

Address: Grand Rivers, KY 42045, USA